How to execute command remotely using Ansible

Ansible is an open-source automation engine that automates software provisioning, configuration management, and application deployment. Playbooks are Ansible’s configuration, deployment, and orchestration language. Playbooks are expressed in YAML format (see YAML Syntax) and have a minimum of syntax, which intentionally tries to not be a programming language or script, but rather a model of a configuration or a process.

This article explains the the configuration of a playbook for running a command remotely using Ansible.

Open a yaml file in the Ansible installation folder and save the below content to it.

- hosts: all
   - name: name
     shell: command

Here we need to replace the 'name' with the name of the task and 'command' with the command that need to run in the remote server.

Now we can execute this playbook to complete the task.



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